Fairfax County, Virginia


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Ben Boxer,
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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation ... And Neither Do We!


More than 56,000 residents in Fairfax County experience food insecurity, not having access to nutritious food on any given day.

* Data from Feeding America

Each year, when the academic year ends and kids no longer receive school meals, local food pantries struggle to keep the shelves stocked as individuals andfamilies in need search for even…

Register Your Child Today for a Summer Experience Like No Other


In homes across the county, children and teens are preparing for finals, SOLs, prom, graduation and more! Yes, summer is coming, and it will be here before you know it!

Parents: Are you looking for ways to keep your children engaged while school is out of session?

Register Your Child Today for a Summer Experience Like No Other

Fund Your Mission: Fairfax County Offers Workshop for Grant Writing Success


For many nonprofits the ability to author a winning grant proposal is a skill of paramount importance. Do you know what funders are looking for in a winning proposal? Can you craft a compelling and captivating story that illustrates the value and impact your services and/or programs provide? Are you aware of the common mistakes that sink grant proposals?

In an effort to answer…

Fairfax County Recognized for Senior Center Inclusion Services


The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) and program partner, ServiceSource, Inc., received Honorable Mention from the 2019 Commonwealth Council on Aging's Best Practices Awards Selection Committee in recognition of their transformative Senior Center Inclusion Services. These services provide needed supports to…

Registration Open for 2019 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camps


Summertime calls for friends, fun and...SUMMER CAMP!

Therapeutic Recreation Services offers a variety of affordable summer camp experiences for individuals(ages 2to 22)with developmental, intellectual, physical, emotional and learning disabilities to enjoy a variety of special events, games, activities, sports, field trips, musical activities and much more!

Spring Break Recreation Programs Keep Kids/Teens Engaged and Active!


Spring Break is just around the corner - and it'll be here before you know it! Make your plans today for your kids and teens to have a fun and fulfilling experience this spring.

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Spring Break Recreation Programs Keep Kids/Teens Engaged and Active!

Neighborhood Book Exchange Program Aims to Promote Community Literacy


Have you ever gotten lost in the pages of a good book? Has your imagination taken flight? Have you learned something new or have you developed a new interest through reading?

Today, community centers across Fairfax County are providingreaders of all ages with a way to find access to and share books among their neighbors to inspire a love of reading and to reap the long-term…

Fight Hunger. Feed Hope. Stuff the Bus!


The buses are fueled and ready to roll as the county’s post-holiday food drive—Stuff the Bus—hits the road in the fight against hunger in Fairfax County.

From Martin Luther King weekend through Presidents Day, Stuff the Bus will visit several local grocery stores to collect donated food and household items that will be delivered to community-based non-profit food pantries…

RECQuest, Teens in Action Programs Keep Kids Engaged Over Winter Break


Fairfax County Public Schools will soon settle down for their "long winter's nap," but that doesn't meanFairfax kids and teens havenothing to do!

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Teens…

County Conversation Podcast Highlights Food Distribution and Insecurity


November 7, 2018 - 'Tis the season of giving; and the chances are, families and residents across the county will be involved in a number of charitable efforts this holiday season. One way Fairfax County residents participate in giving back is through donating food and other household items to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations who specialize in providing these items to those…